Every few weeks we sift through all the dozens of crowdfunding communications we receive here at BF each week to bring you a handful of the more intriguing, exciting, experimental and daring uses of the form that we spot, along with some interesting campaigns we’ve found ourselves. These are comics or related publications that both fit the Broken Frontier coverage ethos and that we think deserve your backing!
Usually we look to push a few worthwhile projects your way in this Crowdfunding Corner section but every so often we’re alerted to something that needs immediate coverage attention. Hence these ‘Crowdfunding Corner Extra’ updates. Today we’re shining a spotlight on the just launched The Adventures of Pup & Grumpicorn by Emily Owen and Gavin Mitchell.
The who and what: The all-ages adventures of the rather lively Pup and his chum Grumpicorn (who as you can probably surmise from his name is of a slightly sourer disposition) as they wonder through a variety of genre settings getting into scrapes. The five stories collected here see the duo in fantasy, western, science fiction and even wrestling scenarios. The 22 pages of story are backed up by fun activity pages.
What’s on offer: There are the usual print and digital versions of the comics but other offers on the reward tiers include an MP4 of the Pup & Grumpicorn theme tune, a paper doll diorama set, Emily B. Owen’s graphic medicine comic Brain Shoodles (reviewed here at Broken Frontier) and sketched-in copies.
Why you should back it: We were lucky to get an advance look at The Adventures of Pup & Grumpicorn last week here at Broken Frontier Towers and it’s an absolutely delightful romp of a strip that would be very at home in the pages of The Phoenix. The central characters are likeable protagonists who spar off each other with an engaging chemistry, and visually it has an animated energy and pace that will no doubt immediately capture the imaginations of its target audience. And it’s affordably priced too! The perfect package for that younger comics fan in your life looking for an entry point into the medium.